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    Default Coming Soon from VW: A 69.9 MPG Diesel Hybrid

    It's official - Volkswagen is unveiling a hybrid to challenge the mighty Toyota Prius. And not just any hybrid, but a diesel-electric hybrid it says will deliver 69.9 mpg.

    VW's been experimenting with hybrids of the gasoline-electric variety since the early 1990s, but the Golf hybrid it will unveil next month at the Geneva Motor Show is the first production model the German company's rolled out. Volkswagen isn't offering much in the way of details, but the car is expected to have a parallel hybrid drivetrain with a 2.0 liter engine. Look for it to have an all-electric mode at low speed, start-stop capability, regenerative braking and a 7-speed DSG double-clutch transmission, according to Auto Express and AutoBlog Green.

    What's all the techno-jargon mean? The Golf Hybrid will get almost 70 mph while meeting Europe's stringent Euro V and America's Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions standards, making it green enough even for California. The car is said to emit just 89 g/km of CO2. (For comparison, the Prius emits 104 g/km and Honda Civic Hybrid emits 116.)

    The hybrid Golf may be just the start.

    According to Britain's Channel 4, VW is considering the hybrid drivetrain in a Jetta and Audi A3. DailyTech says it also could appear in the VW Tiguan and Audi Q5 crossover utility vehicles.


    Auto Express says the Golf hybrid will be offered for sale in Europe by the end of next year. No word yet on when we might see it on this side of the pond. VW hasn't released a picture of the hybrid

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    Why not go the extra tenth of a mile and get it up to 70mpg. Why stop at 69.9?
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    ture. But I'm all in!! I may have to convert my 73 bug over who knows how many miles Id get out of it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    Why not go the extra tenth of a mile and get it up to 70mpg. Why stop at 69.9?
    1. That # is probably already a stretch.
    2. Sex sells. Most print ads, etc have very slight images, usually phallic in nature, that the mind sees unconsciously.

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    A double clutch tranny in a passenger car??? They're counting on making a ton of money off of that alone; or it's one Hell of a strong tranny they're throwing in it. We use double clutches in semi's folks.

    Clutch once to get out of gear, clutch back in to next gear...not just push the clutch once for both actions.

    Maybe it will allow for "floating" the gears. Basically generating enough RPM's to slide out of one gear and into the next, never having touched the clutch peddle. The only time you use the clutch is to start out from a stop or for reverse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrockinmonkeyboy View Post
    A double clutch tranny in a passenger car??? They're counting on making a ton of money off of that alone; or it's one Hell of a strong tranny they're throwing in it. We use double clutches in semi's folks.

    Clutch once to get out of gear, clutch back in to next gear...not just push the clutch once for both actions.

    Maybe it will allow for "floating" the gears. Basically generating enough RPM's to slide out of one gear and into the next, never having touched the clutch peddle. The only time you use the clutch is to start out from a stop or for reverse.
    When you think about it, wouldn't a double clutch system be absolutely necessary when running a split parallel drive train? Not to mention going from "all-electric" (at low speeds) to normal (highway) speeds, it's highly unlikely a single functioning clutching mechanism could be used. The definition of "double clutch" could perhaps have a different meaning in this context however, and as a result may actually require a system quite removed from that used in semi's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrockinmonkeyboy View Post
    A double clutch tranny in a passenger car??? They're counting on making a ton of money off of that alone; or it's one Hell of a strong tranny they're throwing in it. We use double clutches in semi's folks.

    Clutch once to get out of gear, clutch back in to next gear...not just push the clutch once for both actions.

    Maybe it will allow for "floating" the gears. Basically generating enough RPM's to slide out of one gear and into the next, never having touched the clutch peddle. The only time you use the clutch is to start out from a stop or for reverse.
    I'm sure it will be electronically controlled, not like the ones you deal with everyday

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_atomic_punks_rule View Post
    1. That # is probably already a stretch.
    2. Sex sells. Most print ads, etc have very slight images, usually phallic in nature, that the mind sees unconsciously.
    70 sounds old, 69 sounds hot
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